Sunday, January 19, 2014

Eight great LGBTQ characters in Young Adult lit

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Dahlia Adler tagged eight top lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning characters in YA literature, including:
Oliver from The Art of Wishing, by Lindsay Ribar

The genie love interest in Ribar’s debut definitely has a more interesting and colorful past than most teen boys…especially given just how long he’s been a teen. I’m not sure what’s rarer in YA, a love interest who can grant wishes or one who’s bisexual, but either way, Oliver’s definitely near the top of my list of faves, and he only gets better when he rocks the gender-bend in the upcoming sequel, The Fourth Wish.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue